Get To Know Your 2020 Board of Directors

Audrey Bucholtz YNPN Position: Programming Co-Chair Place of Work: Cleveland Hearing and Speech, Development Coordinator  Bio: I joined the YNPN Board in July of 2018 as the Events Chair and have been planning events for the group ever since! I am very passionate about Nonprofits and the Cleveland Community. I love that this organization provides a place where young professionals in the industry can connect and learn from each other. Outside of YNPN, I work at the Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center as the Development Coordinator doing all things fundraising! I am also pursuing my Master of Public Administration degree from Cleveland State University in my spare time. I look forward to seeing so many of you at upcoming YNPN events! One Thing We Should Know About You: I am a huge fan of Cleveland history! I have lots of fun facts about different places, people, and things around town that I'm always happy to share! James Kosmatka YNPN Position: Treasurer  Place of Work: American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, Operations Manager Bio: James Kosmatka came to the ACLU of Ohio by way of nonprofit management. His background is in theatre and he continues to work as a freelance sound designer. He previously served as Assistant General Manager at Cleveland Public Theatre, Assistant to the Director of the Cleveland State University Department of Theatre, and Assistant to the Chair of the CSU School of Social Work.His next project is Marisol, by Jose Rivera, with Cleveland Public Theatre's Spanish-langauge company Teatro Público de Cleveland. One Thing We Should Know About You: I lost on Jeopardy! Jason Bogdany YNPN Position: President Place of Work: Playhouse Square, Development Database Coordinator Bio: I'm very excited to serve as President of YNPN Cleveland! I joined the board in July of 2018 as Board Operations Chair and have been attending events for the past two years. YNPN is a great way for young nonprofit professionals to network and to learn more about the wide variety of nonprofit organizations in our community, and I'm looking forward to leading our chapter in 2020. Outside of YNPN, I work in Development at Playhouse Square, and I'm very passionate about Cleveland's thriving theatre district and the importance of the performing arts in general. One Thing We Should Know About You: I'm a big Cleveland Indians fan, and try to attend at least a few games each year. Still waiting on that World Series Championship!

Community Development Funds: BVU Nonprofit Leadership Summit

Several YNPN Cleveland members had the opportunity to attend BVU's Nonprofit Leadership Summit through our Community Professional Development Funds. Continue reading

Community Development Funds: "For the People, by the People, in a Digital Age"

A YNPN Cleveland member had the chance to attend "For the People, by the People, in a Digital Age" at The City Club of Cleveland on October 18. Continue reading

Community Development Funds: Association of Fundraising Professionals

Two young pros had the chance to attend the Association of Fundraising Professional's Fundraising Bootcamp on September 13.  Continue reading

Job Seekers: July

Looking to come back from your summer vacation to a new career? Check out the July job seekers blog! Continue reading

Cleveland shows its Pride!

Get ready to show your pride, Cleveland! June is Pride Month across the country and Cleveland is celebrating the impact of the LGBTQ+ community in our city.  Continue reading

Young Nonprofit Professional of the Year: Brian Schultz

The winner of our Young Nonprofit Professional of the Year Award was presented to Brian Schultz, representing a national organization right here in Cleveland. Schultz works at Candid, serving as the Manager of its Funding Information Network - overseeing a network of more than 400 libraries, community foundations, and other nonprofit resource centers that can be found across the U.S. and around the world.  Continue reading

Young Nonprofit Professional of the Year Nominees

The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Cleveland was proud to present its inaugural Young Nonprofit Professional of the Year award in 2019! Fourteen young professionals from around the city were nominated by directors, co-workers, friends, and mentors. The fourteen nominees represented various causes and missions, but they all had one thing in common: they truly care about who (and what!) keeps Cleveland great! Continue reading

Event Recap: Fundraising is an Art, not a Science

On April 30 we got to hear from Dani Robbins, the Director of NonProfit Administration Programs at John Carroll University, about what makes fundraising an art and not a science.  Continue reading